The Cotton College faculty had its first elections to elect five of their members to the Court and three to the Academic Council of CCSU, with Prasanta Bordoloi from the Department of Physics, Cotton College as the Returning Officer, helped by his team consisting of Dandadhar Borah, Binode Kumar Baruah and Mahadev Patgiri, and Barin Sarma, formerly from the Department of Physics, Gauhati University, as an External Observer.

Faculty members waiting to cast their votes.
Photo credit: Jitmoni Gogoi

Voting in progress.
Photo credit: Jitmoni Gogoi

The last date for filing nominations was the 19th of February 2013, with the dates for scrutiny and withdrawal being the 20th and 21st of February 2013 respectively. There were 11 candidates for election to the Court and 13 to the Academic Council. Voting took place on 22nd February 2013, with approximately 98 per cent of the faculty members exercising their franchise. The College was in a happy and festive mood as candidates along with their friends went from one Department to another canvassing for votes over cups of tea.

Counting in progress under the watchful eyes of the
External Observer and the Faculty.
Photo credit: Jitmoni Gogoi

The Returning Officer makes a point as the counting progresses.
Photo credit: Jitmoni Gogoi

The following candidates were declared elected by the Returning Officer: Arup Kumar Hazarika, Dilip Gogoi, Garima Kalita, Sudipta Nandy and Hiren Deka to the Court, and Kamal Barman, Paban Kumar Sahariah and Suresh Kumar Nath to the Academic Council. CCSU congratulates them and looks forward to their participation and contributions in these University bodies.

The Election Team poses for a picture just before officially declaring the results.
Photo credit: D.J. Saikia

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